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Title: Patent pools and clearinghouses in the life sciences
Authors: van Zimmeren, Esther
Vanneste, Sven
Matthijs, Gert
Vanhaverbeke, Wim
Van Overwalle, Geertrui
Issue Date: 2011
Citation: TRENDS IN BIOTECHNOLOGY, 29(11), p. 569-576
Abstract: The biopharmaceutical industry is slowly absorbing the idea of collaborative patent licensing models. Recently, two patent pools for developing countries have been launched: the Pool for Open Innovation against Neglected Tropical Diseases initiated by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), which is referred to as the BIO Ventures for Global Health (BVGH) pool, and the Medicines Patent Pool (MPP) initiated by UNITAID. Various organizations have recommended using pools or clearinghouses beyond the humanitarian dimension where many patents are owned by many different actors. As a first attempt, MPEG LA, which administers patent pools in various technology fields, is now setting up a clearinghouse for patents related to molecular diagnostics. These examples as well as the results from an empirical study provide useful insights for the design and administration of future pools and clearinghouses in the life sciences.
Notes: [van Zimmeren, E; Van Overwalle, G] Univ Leuven, Ctr Intellectual Property Rights, B-3000 Louvain, Belgium. [Vanneste, S] Univ Antwerp, BRAI2N, B-2650 Edegem, Belgium. [Vanneste, S] Univ Antwerp, Dept Neurosurg, B-2650 Edegem, Belgium. [Matthijs, G] Univ Leuven, Ctr Human Genet, B-3000 Louvain, Belgium. [Vanhaverbeke, W] Univ Hasselt, Fac Business Econ, B-3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium. [Vanhaverbeke, W] Vlerick Leuven Gent Management Sch, B-9000 Ghent, Belgium. [Vanhaverbeke, W] ESADE Business Sch, Barcelona 08034, Spain. [Van Overwalle, G] Tilburg Univ, Tilburg Inst Law Technol & Soc TILT, NL-5037 DE Tilburg, Netherlands.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/12919
DOI: 10.1016/j.tibtech.2011.06.002
ISI #: 000296485700005
ISSN: 0167-7799
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Validation: ecoom, 2012
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